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March 2018

A for Anxiety

By | A-Z

Welcome to the very first post of our “A-Z” series, where we will give summaries of common themes, methods, or concepts that are often mentioned or discussed on the blog. Here, we start at the beginning (which is where things normally start) with the letter A, for Anxiety. Everybody feels…

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The juggling life of an academic

By | Life Scientific

Thalia Eley is a Professor of Developmental Behavioural Genetics and Director of the EDIT lab, King’s College London. She is also Wife of Giles and Mum of Justin, Pasco and Theo. In this post Thalia discusses five points that have helped her to juggle life both inside and outside of…

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Measurement and the heritability gap for childhood behaviour problems

By | Research Matters

Decades of twin studies have shown that childhood behaviour problems including anxiety, depression, conduct and hyperactivity are substantially heritable. However, our recent research found that individual differences in behaviour problems are not significantly influenced by the common DNA differences that we directly measure. This finding held across diverse domains of…

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